Category: Gigs

A whole host of North West blues favourites are playing this free event over the Bank Holiday weekend, at Congleton in Cheshire. (Forty4 picture: Rosy Greer)

Some blues interest in this event with sets from King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, Vernon Fuller’s Soul Call, AJ Brown and more . . . to be held in Victoria Park, Southport. The lovely Lisa Mills, accompanied by Ian Jennings on double bass . . . don’t forget Lisa and Ian appear at the latest ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ gig at The Buck House Hotel, Bangor-on-Dee, North Wales, this coming Saturday, 19th July.

Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival, hailed by reviewers as ‘the UK’s premier autumn music event’ and ‘a magnificent weekend’, marks its eighth year this November. It is unique amongst Cumbrian festivals in that all the bands play at a single venue – the Swallow Hilltop Hotel in Carlisle. This gives audience members the opportunity to […]

Gigs: Bob Malone tour

Posted on: Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 BOB MALONE made his solo debut at Glastonbury 2013, & as part of John Fogerty’s band he played the 2012 Hard Rock Calling festival. In support of Bob’s new release “Mojo” he will be touring the UK in August & September (see below). “Mojo” features cameos from Bob’s Fogerty bandmate Kenny Aronoff, Stan Behrens (War), […] The JP Band play The Grapes, Knight Street, Liverpool, this Thursday, 10th July. The pub is less than 10 minutes from Liverpool Central station . . . first right up the hill from the ‘bombed-out’ church . . . great atmosphere and fine ales . . . from approx. 9 pm.

Forty4 play one of their regular venues – Stanley’s Cask, Rake Lane, Wallasey – on Friday, 11th July. Free entrance and 9.30 pm start. Check out the video by Rosy Greer at the recent Hebden Bridge Blues Festival.

Jo Harman & Company, Kyla Brox and Chantel McGregor appear at The Band On The Wall, Manchester, this coming Friday, 11th July, and Saturday, 12th July as part of their Beer ‘n’ Blues Weekend. Full details below:

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Gigs: Maryport Blues Festival – 25th-27th July

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 6, 2014

The ever-popular Maryport Blues Festival is fast approaching . . . being held from 25th-27th July on the Cumbrian coast. Headliners this year are Coco Montoya, Danny Bryant and Eric Sardinas, with a full main stage programme over the three days, and the ‘trail’ with gigs in a host of venues. For harmonica fans the […]

Gigs: Colne update . . . Great British R&B Festival

Posted on: Saturday, Jul 5, 2014

(Eric Burdon) Just a reminder that the Great British R&B Festival at Colne in Lancashire celebrates 25 years over August Bank Holiday weekend, 22nd-25th. Here’s a link to the website for full information:

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‘Goin’ Up The Country’ welcome back US singer/songwriter  Lisa Mills, in the company of Ian Jennings on double bass, on Saturday, 19th July at The Buck House Hotel, Bangor-on-Dee, North Wales. Check the following links for further information: Tickets are £12 Please check availability first by mailing or ringing 01948 770215. Cheques […]

New Orleans style band appearing at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool on Friday, 11th July. Dom and the Ikos A uniquely flavoured and world travelled live band, Dom & the Iko’s deliver the hottest New Orleans funk and blues, driven by killer UK piano player Dom Pipkin. With stagecraft honed from a two year residency […]

Gig: Jon Allen UK Tour Autumn 2014

Posted on: Friday, Jun 27, 2014 JON ALLEN ANNOUNCES UK TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2014 Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jon Allen will tour the UK in October and November 2014 in support of his widely acclaimed new album, Deep River. It’s the first time Jon Allen has toured his trademark mix of catchy tunes and folk and Sixties-inflected country blues in the UK […]

Hat Fitz & Cara appear at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, on Friday, 27th June: The 45s from Carlisle bring their high energy r&b set to Telford’s Warehouse in Chester, on Friday, 7th August. Full details here: As ever for a Friday night, it is free entry before 9 pm, and £4 after.

A long way off, but Kenny Wayne Shepherd has just one NW gig on his forthcoming tour, at Manchester Academy 2 on 30th October.

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